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Poster: fenario80 Date: Dec 12, 2009 10:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Non-Dead - Holiday music redux

Referencing mandojammer's thread from a few days ago, I do not know how I forgot this one. A very strong contender for best Christmas song, Loudon Wainwright's Suddenly It's Christmas:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yzK-Uf6zVs&;feature=related

here's the original thread:

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=280587

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Poster: veblen Date: Dec 12, 2009 2:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead - Holiday music redux

Numero Uno-Robert Earl Keene Jr's Merry Christmas from the Family:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P37xPiRz1sg

Mom got drunk and Dad got drunk at our Christmas party
We were drinking champagne punch and homemade eggnog
Little sister brought her new boyfriend
He was a Mexican
We didn't know what to think of him until he sang
Felis Navidad, Felis Navidad

Brother Ken brought his kids with him
The three from his first wife Lynn
And the two identical twins from his second wife Mary Nell
Of course he brought his new wife Kay
Who talks all about AA
Chain smoking while the stereo plays Noel, Noel
The First Noel

Carve the Turkey
Turn the ball game on
It's margaritas when the eggnog's gone
Send somebody to the Quickpak Store
We need some ice and an extension chord
A can of bean dip and some Diet Rites
A box of Pampers, Marlboro Lights
Halelluja everybody say cheese
Merry Christmas from the family

Fred and Rita drove from Harlingen
I can't remember how I'm kin to them
But when they tried to plug their motor home in
They blew our Christmas lights
Cousin David knew just what went wrong
So we all waited out on our front lawn
He threw the breaker and the lights came on
And we sang Silent Night, Silent Night, Oh Holy Night

Carve the turkey turn the ball game on
It's Bloody Mary's
Cause We All Want One!
Send somebody to the Stop 'N Go
We need some celery and a can of fake snow
A bag of lemons and some Diet Sprites
A box of Midols, some Salem Lights
Halelluja, everybody say cheese
Merry Christmas from the Family

Felis Navidad!

This post was modified by veblen on 2009-12-12 22:51:49

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 12, 2009 1:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead - Holiday message from the King

My fav Holiday tune is that one by Bob Rivers, per:

Song Lyrics:
(announcer)
And now, here with a special Christmas message,
The immortal...Elvis

(synth plays "Silent Night" in background, Elvis speaks...)

Well thank you, thank ya vurry much..This here is 'The King'. I know I haven't been around much for awhile, but I want y'all to know, that up here in rock 'n' roll heaven, I'll be thinkin' of ya this Christmas. And I'd like to give y'all a special Christmas message- A message of peace....like, uh, how bout a little piece of that pie goin' by? Thank you. Thank ya vurry much.

(Silverware and plates begin clattering. It becomes obvious that Elvis is sitting at a big banquet table in heaven)

But like I was sayin', Christmas is a time o' hope, a time of joy, a time for lovin'. And I sure would love...a big slice of that pizza ya got there (chomp, slurp) Thank you. Thank ya vurry much. Now where was I? Oh yeah, Christmas. Now, Christmas to me means family. And family means friends. And friends means gettin' together. And gettin' together means...eatin'! Ah, pass me that drumstick, would you please, Ah, thank you, thank ya vurry much. (chomp, munch, burp)

Now I just want to say to ya right now, ya know, I may be a big star- maybe too big. But ain't nobody so big that he can't reach out a helpin' hand...a helpin'...hand. Uh, would ya hand me a helpin' of those mashed potaters over there? Would ya please? Thank you. Thank ya vurry much. (slurp, munch) Now like I was sayin', ain't nobody so big he can't stoop to help a friend in need over the holiday season... And speakin' of seasonin', ya wanna pass me that salt shaker when ya get the chance? Yeah, just unscrew the cover, that's right, thank ya, thank ya vurry much.

So this Christmas, why don't ya take a tip from ol' Elvis....No, no, leave those steak tips right where they are, know what I mean? Yeah, I 'preciate it, thank ya. I want ya to remember that we're all part o' God's great big family. And you know God made man unto his own image. And lookin' in the mirror, I'd have to say God must be a big, big son of a gun. Y'know what I mean? I think you do.

But I specially want you to remember this one last thing.
When yer'all at home this Christmas, stringin' that popcorn up on the tree, save a big, big bowl for The King. Extra butter, y'know what I mean? I think you do. Thank you. Thank ya vurry much. (slurp, chomp, slurp)

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Dec 13, 2009 7:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead - Holiday message from the King

Here's the link:
http://www.bobrivers.com/#v8729c7i13

I remember Bob Rivers from his days here in Baltimore at 98 Rock. In 1988 when the Orioles began the season with a 21 game losing streak, Bob decided after loss #10, to stay on the air until the team won a game. He stayed on air for 11 days, and according to rumor he was doing lots of coke to keep himself awake.

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Poster: skies Date: Dec 13, 2009 5:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead - Holiday message from the King

Grate Elvis story , W.Tell ! Thanks

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Poster: yur worst enemy too Date: Dec 13, 2009 2:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead - Holiday message from the King

http://www.firstpeople.us


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atQ84qkQgg4

This post was modified by yur worst enemy too on 2009-12-13 22:31:37

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Poster: skies Date: Dec 13, 2009 6:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead - Holiday message from the King

Kool pic ! Is that you ? Nice guy !

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Poster: rastamon Date: Dec 13, 2009 1:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead - Holiday message from the King

as I mentioned...and it's good to see a smile

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Poster: yur worst enemy too Date: Dec 13, 2009 2:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead - Holiday message from the King

gee THX. it's my Blind Pilot Smile and the dreams of riding a bike again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzSH-TJ2-eM

This post was modified by yur worst enemy too on 2009-12-13 22:50:01

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Dec 12, 2009 3:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead - Holiday music redux

thanks for that link, and you don't have to convince me, i've probably listened to LWIII more than any other artist apart from Jerry

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Poster: joeken Date: Dec 12, 2009 6:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead - Holiday music redux

Don't forget
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjaPXihbORk&;feature=fvw

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Dec 14, 2009 8:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead - Holiday music redux

Oh, yes - how could we forget? Thank you.

Did you see Ray fronting Metallica at that Hall of Fame show? Crazy cool.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Dec 13, 2009 9:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead - Holiday music redux

Me too .. and he is still writing great songs. I saw him a couple of weeks ago, and already have tickets to see him again in February. Long Live Loudo!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 13, 2009 10:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead - Holiday music redux

Sat, 29 May 2010 Napa, CA
The Uptown Theatre (707) 253-8990
Loud & Rich
Loudon Wainwright III and
Richard Thompson
on stage together and separately

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Dec 14, 2009 8:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead - Holiday music redux

This is the show I saw last month. Richard Thompson is often too gloomy for my tastes, but they were both fantastic. Interesting observation: a measurable portion of the audience left right after Thompson did "Vincent Black Lightning." Of course those fools missed the amazing encores.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 14, 2009 9:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead - Holiday music redux

Fools is too kind a word; those two have collaborated many times over the years. You would think anyone sitting there would know premature to leave after RT plays his solo "hit".

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 13, 2009 3:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead - Holiday music redux

Kuumbua in Santa Cruz -
Thursday, February 11, 7:00pm
Loudon Wainwright III
$23/Adv $26/Door
"...he has not only retained his sharpness of wit but has also learned to cut with greater skill.” –The New Yorker
Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III earned his stripes playing rebellious folk songs teeming with off-color humor and crafty musicianship. With a resume that encompasses four decades, in just about every aspect of the business, he’s had his share of top 40 hits, film scores and high-profile admirers. While Wainwright often performs with the support of a back-up quartet he affectionately refers to as his “wrecking crew”, a guitar and a stage are all he needs to really shine. Don’t miss this intimate solo appearance- with any luck, Loudon might dig into old-time chestnuts from a new album entitled High, Wide and Handsome (2nd Story Sound, 2009).

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Dec 13, 2009 5:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead - Holiday music redux

"Loudon Wainwright, the wasp with the most sting in American Folk music ..."

-Ken Tucker, NPR